Canada and the Venezuela crisis
Canada is deeply concerned by the rapidly deteriorating political and economic crisis in Venezuela and reaffirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of democracy and human rights.
On November 3, 2017, Canada imposes sanctions on individuals linked to human rights violations and corruption
On October 27, 2017, Address by Minister Freeland for the third ministerial meeting of the Lima Group
On October 20, 2017, Canada to host Lima Group meeting on Venezuela
On October 17, 2017, Canada calls into question the legitimacy of Venezuela’s electoral process
On October 6, 2017, Canada condemns National Electoral Council’s violation of Venezuela’s elections law.
On September 22, 2017, Canada imposes sanctions on Maduro regime in Venezuela
On September 15, 2017, Canada welcomes panel to investigate possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela
On August 18, 2017, Canada condemns announcement made by Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly
On August 1, 2017, Canada condemns imprisonment of Venezuelan opposition leaders
On July 30, 2017, Canada denounces Venezuelan government’s action to create constituent assembly
On July 26, 2017, Canada calls on Venezuela to cancel Constituent Assembly
On July 16, 2017, Canada stands with people of Venezuela following popular consultation
On July 5, 2017, Canada concerned by Venezuela’s latest measures undermining democracy
On May 28, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that she will participate in an Organization of American States (OAS) ministerial meeting to address the concerning situation in Venezuela: Canada to call for action at Organization of American States meeting on Venezuela.
On May 4, 2017, Canada issued a Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on Venezuela and on the announcement to establish a constituent assembly to change the Venezuelan constitution.
On April 27, 2017, Canada concerned by Venezuela’s intention to withdraw from the Organization of American States.
On March 31, 2017, Canada calls on Venezuela’s government to restore democracy.
See further responses from the Government of Canada on October 21, 2016, and July 7, 2016.
Canada has been instrumental in the passing of several statements and resolutions at the Organization of American States (OAS) supporting the people of Venezuela in their efforts to achieve political and economic reforms.
July 26, 2017 - Declaration on the situation in Venezuela
April 3, 2017 - Resolution on the recent events in Venezuela
March 23, 2017 - Declaration on Venezuela
November 16, 2016 - Declaration of the Permanent Council Supporting the National Dialogue in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
October 21, 2016 - Joint Communique of Member States of the OAS on recent events in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
August 11, 2016 - Joint Statement on Recent Developments in The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
June 15, 2016 - Statement by Ministers and Heads of Delegation on the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
June 1, 2016 - Declaration of the Permanent Council about the Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
At the Human Rights Council on November 1, 2016, Canada issued its Universal Periodic Review recommendations regarding Venezuela.
The Lima Group
Canada has joined with other countries in the hemisphere to address the critical situation in Venezuela and to explore ways to contribute to the restoration of democracy through peaceful and negotiated means.
November 4, 2017 - Lima Group condemns decision to remove Freddy Guevara’s parliamentary immunity
October 26, 2017 - Statement of the third meeting of the Lima Group on the situation in Venezuela
October 17, 2017 - Statement by Lima Group regarding regional elections in Venezuela
October 5, 2017 - Statement of the Lima Group on Regional Elections in Venezuela
September 23, 2017 - Declaration of the Second Meeting of the Lima Group on the Situation in Venezuela
August 18, 2017 – Statement of the Lima Group on the take-over of the functional competencies of the Venezuelan National Assembly
August 8, 2017 - Lima Declaration on the situation in Venezuela
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